Astronomy Answers: From the Astronomical Dictionary

# Astronomy AnswersFrom the Astronomical Dictionary

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the pole

A pole of a celestial body is one of the two intersections of the surface of the body and the rotation axis of the body. Traditionally, the pole from above where the body appears to rotate counterclockwise is called the north pole, and the pole from above where the body appears to rotate clockwise is called the south pole. Seen from the north pole, the Sun goes through the sky from left to right. Seen from the south pole, the Sun goes from right to left.